Thursday, November 17, 2011

Rave Reviews

I just received an independent review from Danica Page. Check it out!

Rating: Disclosure: Interestingly enough this is the first nonfiction book I've ever reviewed on my blog and I'm not entirely sure how to rate it. :) I've only read three other books in this Christian biography genre.

I'm going to give this a 4.5 out of 5 stars, because it was emotionally stimulating and was well-written. And I feel like this book is one that people could really enjoy and benefit from.

My Overall Thoughts/Impressions: This book follows an incredible woman's journey to faith and love in an intense, emotional, and thought-provoking way that will capture reader's attention from the get-go.

Kimberly starts her book by posing the question of who is the driving force behind your life. She then details her life and how God has always been there helping fill her tank.

Kimberly chronicles her life in a way that will draw readers in from the very beginning. A majority of her book details her struggles, financially, physically, and emotionally, as she tries to run her non-profit dance organization Dream in Color Foundation. She writes about her trials in a way that doesn't seem to be screaming for pity, but rather in a way that glorifies God and the hand He has had in her life.

Later in her book, Kimberly's focus in no longer on her dance but on overcoming demons that have haunted her since her childhood. She paints a vivid picture of the effect the abuse endured as a child has had on her life and her process to overcome what she called the "shackle of abuse."

I am a Caucasian who has lived a very different life than Kimberly, and yet I still felt connected to her life and to her story. This novel allowed me to understand what it means to be an African-American who grew up in a wonderful family, but one that has been plagued with abuse that can be tracked back to her ancestors who were slaves on plantations.

One of Kimberly's main worries in sharing her tale was that readers would judge her family. However, for me personally I just found her family to be a real family, who like any other family is plagued with real problems. Kimberly doesn't paint any person as a bad guy, but rather shares that everybody is good in the sight of God and has their own story to tell.

The writing in this book flows smoothly in a way that allows readers to really get inside Kimberly's head and explore what she is thinking and feeling. I found this novel to be inspirational, heart-breaking, and intensely personal. For readers who love nonfiction, biographies, and books that discuss finding faith and recognizing God's hand in the midst of adversity, Running on G will be a perfect fit for you.
In Summary: A beautiful tale of faith, love, overcoming the past, and recognizing God's hand in our lives. A book that portrays one woman's journey to triumph over the demons of her past and truly come to know God and be led by Him. A great novel that chronicles an incredible story of one woman.

The Wrap-up: This was one of the first nonfiction, autobiography type of book that I have ever officially reviewed. I have tried my best to represent this novel and hope that it came across clearly.

Thanks Kimberly for allowing me to review your book and for sharing your story.


Tuesday, November 1, 2011

SAVE THE DATE... Book Launch Coming SOON on Amazon!

Great News! Running on G will have its official launch on with giveaways and more on Tuesday, November 22nd. Stay tuned for more details and info on how you can help!

P.S. Barnes & Noble just purchased ROG to sell in stores. You'll be the first to know when it becomes available at your favorite local B&N store.

Many Blessings! - Kim

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Welcome to Running on G: What's Filling Your Tank?

Let me start by saying that blogging like Twitter is something that scares me in the sense that keeping it updated and staying engaged with followers while juggling family and a full time career will likely be difficult. But I am going to flow with the times and count it all joy that I am given this type of platform to share my thoughts and engage in transformational conversations with all who choose to participate. Thank you in advance for your support! God Bless!

Introducing Running on G: What's Filling Your Tank?

Are you one of those people who drive your car until the meter stick is under the E? Have you tested the limits to see how far you can go with the gas light on before you break down? Do you put $10 in the tank, when you know it takes $50 to fill it? I was one of those people. Fortunately, I only ran out of gas 3 times in my life. Was it luck or something else?

The day I finally felt ashamed for someone to see me putting $4 in the gas tank; I realized that this bad habit was a metaphor for my life. I spent most of my life feeling like I was functioning on fumes. I was living with a “just enough” mentality, doing what was necessary to make it through the next day or the next crisis without breaking down. I had dreams, but I was getting nowhere fast and I didn’t know why?

When I finally got sick and tired of being sick and tired, I decided that I deserved better, my family deserved better and I would pursue better, whatever that meant. In the seemingly reckless pursuit of what most would say was an impossible dream, I started on a journey that revealed much more about my past, my beliefs and my destiny, than I could have ever imagined.

This memoir draws you into the intimate details of how my mess collided with the love of God to catapult me into my purpose. My “truth”, which you will read has been painfully glorious, is why I KNOW that every time I should have been stranded on the side of the road, it was the Grace of God that was filling my tank. So I'll ask again... What is filling your tank? or shall I ask who?

This book is:
  • Captivating
  • Raw
  • Honest
  • Courageous
  • Heart Wrenching
  • Thought Provoking
  • Enlightening
  • Timely
  • Inspiring